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Preparing for PyeongChang: RTÉ carries the flag for viewers in Ireland


In 2016, RTÉ Sport secured exclusive free-to-air television and multi-platform broadcast rights for Ireland for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after reaching an agreement with Discovery Communications. That agreement also covered the broadcast rights for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Under the agreement RTÉ will sub-licence the exclusive free-to-air broadcast rights from Discovery Communications […]

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Preparing for PyeongChang: Alternate German days for ARD and ZDF


Although Discovery/Eurosport has won the rights to cover the Olympics Games (including the Winter Olympics) until 2024, it will also distribute a number of hours of broadcasting to a number of free-to-air broadcasters. Two of those broadcasters who have been granted sub-licences are ZDF and ARD in Germany. The two national broadcasters will provide coverage […]

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FutureSport 2017: Looking ahead to European Championships 2018


A brand new sporting spectacle, the European Championships 2018, is set to bring together major athletics tournaments into one cohesive, audience-attracting show next summer. At SVG Europe’s recent Future Sport event, the people behind this major event spoke about their expectations. This exciting new multi-sport event brings together seven of Europe’s top sports including the […]

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World-first UHD HDR travel channel debuts on HD+ via SES


Travelxp 4K, one of the world’s leading travel and lifestyle television channels, starts delivering its programmes in Ultra HD (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) to HD+ viewers across Germany as of 13 December 2017. The channel is broadcast via Astra 19.2 degrees East and relies on MX1 for playout and uplink services. Travelxp 4K […]

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OBS and OCS achieve two environmental ISO certificates


Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and Olympic Channel Services (OCS) were recently presented with two ISO certificates at their Madrid, Spain headquarters. The certificates recognise the company’s commitment to the environment, and dedication to promoting the best management of resources. Manuel Romero, Director of Development and Business at AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification) presented the certificates […]

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